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Old 07-07-08, 10:41 PM   #25
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I am tempted to just because of the pin system Intel uses on their CPU coolers. It pisses me off, they are impossible to get into the motherboard.
People think that the push pin design sucks because they don't know how to use it. They tend to push the pin down first and then turn it to clock it, which is totally wrong.
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Old 07-07-08, 11:23 PM   #26
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People think that the push pin design sucks because they don't know how to use it. They tend to push the pin down first and then turn it to clock it, which is totally wrong.
So you turn it then push? I have never owned any intel machine and will be assembling mine this week. I haven't gotten another cooler and will be using the stock one first to see how it performs.

I am kinda hoping I won't need it as the e8400 is supposed to be cool, and I may get lucky and get a really good chip. I probably won't try to push it further than 3.5 until I can work out some better cooling.
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Old 07-08-08, 01:22 AM   #27
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Yes, make sure the push pins are turned in the opposite direction indicated by the arrows and pulled up completely before pushing it.
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Old 07-08-08, 07:00 AM   #28
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So you turn it then push? I have never owned any intel machine and will be assembling mine this week. I haven't gotten another cooler and will be using the stock one first to see how it performs.

I am kinda hoping I won't need it as the e8400 is supposed to be cool, and I may get lucky and get a really good chip. I probably won't try to push it further than 3.5 until I can work out some better cooling.

check out this video by Intel, they show you how to do it step by step

http://cache-www.intel.com/cd/00/00/...209_241209.wmv

i read up on it since I have not built a machine in about 5 machines wanted to find out how hard it was to do as well after reading this and getting my stuff this week
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Old 07-10-08, 12:51 AM   #29
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Coming from AMD I can say who ever designed those pins should be kicked in the balls repeatedly.

Getting them in was easy enough, but they are so freaking tight there is a slight bow in the motherboard. I would have taken pictures but I didn't have the camera.

I was worried that the back plate was gonna be touch the mobo tray.
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Old 07-10-08, 01:38 PM   #30
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For the fun of it, id go with an AMD system

you will be amazed how cheap everything is.

I haven't heard of any upcoming Intel price drops atm
Ironically, I think that is what I will be doing. How does this look? This motherboard is SLI and has 2 x8 slots, right?


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Ironically, I think that is what I will be doing. How does this look? This motherboard is SLI and has 2 x8 slots, right?


AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz


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G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

This new 5800 Brisbane looks very good. Low power and will produce less heat than the Windsor.

I will have an 8 month old 6400be, and my gigabyte Nforce5 for sale when I get this new build's issues sorted out if you are interested.

Both of them have been great and never have given me any problems.
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Old 07-10-08, 02:00 PM   #32
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core2 FTW.

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Old 07-10-08, 02:19 PM   #33
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core2 FTW.

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Ya, I like Intel but this AMD rig is so cheap.
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Old 07-10-08, 02:23 PM   #34
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Stick with Intel solutions if you're not going with SLI. Also, the P5N-D has the two PCIe slots too close together, that will starve the top card of air. It also has other problems, but those are Asus' fault...
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Stick with Intel solutions if you're not going with SLI. Also, the P5N-D has the two PCIe slots too close together, that will starve the top card of air. It also has other problems, but those are Asus' fault...
Are you just saying that because you are biased against Asus? Lol. I have never had a problem with them.
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Old 07-10-08, 02:25 PM   #36
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Dude.....seriously.

Check this:
E4600

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OCZ 2gb CAS4

My E4300 does 3.0 stable as can be at 1.33v all day long. That's coming from a 1.8ghz default clock. You should be able to get 3.0 or 3.2 out of the E4600.
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